ASKO Dishwasher Recall Due to Fire (released 06-14-2007)
Another appliance manufacturer is recalling some of their dishwashers.
This time it’s ASKO, a swedish manufacturer that is known for their dishwashers, washers and dryers.
About 130,000 dishwashers are being recalled due to a fire hazard:
An electrical component in the dishwasher can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
The 21 reported dishwasher fire cases caused product and property damages, but no injuries have been reported.
The recalled dishwashers include the ASKO DW95 model series with model numbers 1355, 1375, 1385, 1475, 1485, 1555, 1585, 1595, 1655, 1805, 1885, and 1895 that were manufacturered from January 1995 through April 2000 and sold at appliance stores for about $750 – $1300.
The remedy is as always:
Consumers should stop using the dishwashers immediately and contact Asko to arrange for a free inspection and repair or to participate in a rebate program.
Contact: Asko toll-free at (866) 309-9921 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.askousa.com
Editor: Many Asko dishwasher owners have already expressed their opinions by commenting below. We encourage you to comment as well.